September 1, 2023

Harnessing the Potential of the Kosovar Diaspora’s Economic Contributions

By Bublina Peni-152401 Views-No Comment

We are thrilled to present the results of our research study titled ‘Harnessing the Potential of the Kosovar Diaspora’s Economic Contributions,’ prepared by our Team at GERMIN.

This extensive research can be found on this LINK.

It delves into the multifaceted aspects of the economic and investment potential held by the Kosovar diaspora. By conducting a thorough online survey with 548 diaspora respondents and engaging in insightful interviews with 30 diaspora businessmen, our study sheds light on a notable finding: many respondents face constraints in financial capacity when considering investments in Kosovo, compounded by a lack of adequate information about potential opportunities.

Nevertheless, amidst these challenges, our research underscores a positive trajectory, indicating an increased readiness and potential for future diaspora investments in Kosovo. Sectors such as agriculture, construction, education, energy, IT, and tourism emerge as particularly attractive areas for diaspora investments.

Beyond these insights, this study provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for the Kosovo government, outlining specific steps to facilitate and encourage diaspora investments. It emphasizes the pivotal role of the government and relevant institutions in fostering an environment conducive to diaspora investment.

In essence, the findings from this research not only contribute significantly to our understanding of diaspora investment but also serve as a foundation for implementing practical changes in the investment landscape of Kosovo. As we navigate the dynamic economic terrain, we believe that a concerted effort from both the diaspora and the government will play a pivotal role in unlocking the full potential of economic contributions from the Kosovar diaspora

This research paper was commissioned by Caritas Switzerland in Kosovo as part of the Municipal Action for Reintegration and Diaspora- MARDI project and implemented by GERMIN. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Caritas Switzerland in Kosovo.